There are 6 ways to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Kathmandu  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kathmandu (KTM) VNS - KTM

$137 - $418

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Train, bus  •  23 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL) Sadhbhawna Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu

$19 - $28

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Fly to Bharatpur, bus  •  17 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Bharatpur (BHR) VNS - BHR
  2. Take the bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu

$172 - $567

Train, drive, bus  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE)
  2. Drive from Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE) to Chitwan Sauraha
  3. Take the bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu

$26 - $45

Train, drive  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL) Sadhbhawna Exp / ...
  2. Drive from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Kathmandu

$20 - $35

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Kathmandu 316.4 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The distance between Varanasi and Kathmandu is 351 km. The road distance is 506.3 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Varanasi Airport to Kathmandu Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Kathmandu is 15 min ahead of Varanasi. It is currently 5:40 PM in Varanasi and 5:55 PM in Kathmandu.

Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Kathmandu is 506 km. It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to drive from Varanasi to Kathmandu.

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Buddha Air Ltd offers flights from Varanasi Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 913+ hotels available in Kathmandu. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Varanasi Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu.
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  • Distance: 219.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Varanasi, India and Kathmandu, Nepal?

Buddha Air Ltd flies from Varanasi to Kathmandu twice a week.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Varanasi to Bharatpur via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Varanasi to Bharatpur via Kathmandu, Pokhara
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Varanasi to Bharatpur via Delhi, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Nepal
Website
busnepal.com
Bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
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bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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